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Nick Young Opting Out Of Lakers Deal?

Nick Young is expected to opt out of his deal with his hometown L.A. Lakers at the end of the season and hit the free agent market in lieu of exercising his player option for the 2014-14 season at $1.2 million.

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Mar 23, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young (0) celebrates after scoring in the second quarter against the Orlando Magic at Staples Center. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Young is expected to opt out of his deal with his hometown L.A. Lakers at the end of the season and hit the free agent market in lieu of exercising his player option for the 2014-14 season at $1.2 million.

It’s been a career year for the 28-year-old Young, averaging 17.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 52 games. Since returning from a knee-injury suffered earlier this month against Cleveland, Young has netted at least 20 points in three of the four games he’s played in.

But all has not been paradise for Young in his return to his roots. Besides the Lakers suffering through one of their worse seasons in history, the Lakers swingman returned home from a Staples Center win over to the Orlando Magic this week to find his home ransacked and more than $100,000 in values stolen.

I came in, I seen my drawers and everything open and clothes all over the floor and the glass was broken from the window,” Young said after Lakers practice Monday.

“I think they knew that I had a game that day, I think they scoped it out a little bit,” said Young. “Obviously, they knew nobody was in the house and they knew we had a game. So, they came at the right time.”

Among the items Young reported stolen were a pair of $6,000 Nike Air Yeezy sneakers he wore to a game earlier in the week and showed off for TV cameras.

“They got me, man,” he said. “They stole my Yeezys, too, man,” said the man known as “Swaggy P” and recently ranked No. 19 on GQ’s list of the 20 most stylish athletes of 2013.

In all, Young has played seven NBA seasons and BasketballReference.com estimates that he earned more than $18 million in salary during his time in the league.

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